Monday, October 15, 2007

Vessel

I decided to take part in CarolT's group challenge to produce a vessel.

I created this one from the fabric I have been experimenting with recently: base layer of stretchy velvet, covered with acrylic painted Bondaweb, foil and organza. Then embellished by machine.

I then embellished red and blue organza through the back which makes these colours shimmer on the surface. Because of the reflection from the top layer of organza the camera just does not show this.

The soldering iron came out next.

And to pick up the blues and reds on the surface I worked French knots with a chenille thread in red and blue through some of the holes.

The vessel stands about 15" tall and is 13" round at the bottom tapering to 9" round at the top. It's all in one piece but the lines I burned around the middle with the soldering iron make it look as if it has been made in sections.

This close up shows the organza coming through to the surface but the lighting makes the blue and red thread appear very bright whereas in reality they are actually quite dark.

I got carried away making this vessel and forgot to take photographs of the process - I'll do that next time.

30 comments:

zinkibaru said...

This is gorgeous. You are taking this layered fabric in so many directions! It looks like the fabric must be quite sturdy to be able to stand up like that.

Julie said...

Wow! What an amazing vessel. It's beautiful!

Doreen G said...

Fantastic Lynda I am so glad that your creative side has exploded out again---can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Carol said...

Oh the close up tells me so much more about it. I love it Lynd, but you already now that. Ps, the scale was a help too, it's a big bugger then!Well done you.

Ruth said...

Your vessel is wonderful! I love the shape and the colors!

Susan D said...

Brilliant Lynda, glad to see you are back to your usual creative self.

Joanna van said...

This is really great...I actually thought it was metal at first glance. I hope you find a nice home for it.

Helen Suzanne said...

very interesting piece. I like the form and it's inventive shape very much.

verobirdie said...

Awesome. I like the aspect and the shape too.

Carol said...

I love the texture of this vessel
the close up is scrumptious

Carina said...

Beautiful, beautiful! :-)

Maggie Grey said...

Lovely vessel - a really good shape. I think I was asleep in the photo!

Linda said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS, I love what you do with those foils. I bought some Jones tones foils a few years ago and haven't used them (I am in the USA), do you know if those are similar to what you have? Thanks for sharing your photos,
Linda

Jacquelines blog said...

It is beautifull Lynda, I love the design.

Leanne Hurren said...

Yummy scrummy Lynda - this looks gorgeous! As always I'm in awa of your creativity and productivity!

Sandy said...

WOW! That's some vessel you made. Wonderful. Sandy

Waltraud said...

What a wonderful thing!

Barbara said...

Wonderful texture!! What an interesting piece! wow!

Penny said...

What a wonderful use of material and your ideas are given so generously, thank you. Also love the Ally Pally pic's, so nice to see some of the stuff that I will probably never get to see.Penny in Australia.

Micki said...

Ooooh, I love this. It is fantastic!

neki desu said...

very interesting shape.would love to see the surface textures and iridescence. soldering iron?

neki desu

Anonymous said...

Mum - Who ever said this looked like a bag is a bit loopy (no offence meant!) Although might make a good wine cooler! ;-) Only kidding...really like this vessel, good that you showed the close up or the detail would've been missed.

Dianne said...

Oh wow!!! This is fantastic!!!!!!

ANDREA said...

Absolutely beautiful, this vessel! I love the texture, the colours and the shape! It looks organic, living, used and useful - Great work!
Have a nice day

Gina said...

I think that is the most amazing vessel I've ever seen... absolutely stunning Lynda

SuZ said...

what an AWESOME art piece Lynda !!!

Julie said...

I read somewhere that you had never been tagged! We'll change that now - consider yourself tagged. The rules are on my blog at http://mixedmedia-jem.blogspot.com/2007/10/ive-been-tagged_09.html Enjoy!!

ominnimo said...

Thought that I'd join in with the massive response and say ditto to the above comments about this wonderful vessel.
Moira

Annica said...

I love the shape, the texture and the colour! Gorgeous as always!

Nikki said...

These are beautiful! The texture and shape really make me want to see them in person. I'm sure the computer doesn't even come close.